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25. Managing Apps


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Windows 10 offers you multiple ways to access your applications. Like discussed earlier, one of the most basic ways is to open the Search menu and click All Apps.

All Apps Icon

This will present an alphabetical list of all the applications installed in your computer. If there is an application that was recently installed, it will be labeled as “New” in the menu.

New App

Uninstalling Applications

There are three ways in which you can remove an unwanted application −

  • From the Start Menu
  • From the Settings window
  • From the Control Panel

Here are the steps for each way.

Uninstalling an Application from the Start Menu

Perhaps the easiest way to uninstall an application is from the Start Menu. To do this, follow these steps −

Step 1 − Open the Start Menu and click on All Apps.

All Apps Icon

Step 2 − Find the application you want to uninstall on the list, and right-click on it.

Uninstall

Step 3 − On the menu, choose Uninstall. After this, follow the steps needed to complete the process. These steps will vary for each application.

Uninstalling an Application from the Settings window

A new and different way to uninstall an application is from the new Settings window. To do this, follow these steps −

Step 1 − Open the Start Menu and click Settings.

Settings Window

Step 2 − On the SETTINGS window, choose System.

System Settings

Step 3 − On the SYSTEM window, choose Apps & features.

Apps and Features

Step 4 − On the Apps & features window, search for the application you want to uninstall in the search box.

Step 5 − From the results, click on the application and choose Uninstall.

Uninstalling Applications from the Control Panel

The third way to uninstall an application is more traditional, because it uses the popular Control Panel window. To use this method, follow these steps −

Step 1 − Open the Control Panel by searching for it in the Search bar.

Control Panel

Step 2 − After the Control Panel is open, choose Programs and Features.

Programs and Features

Step 3 − The Programs and Features window will present a list of all the applications installed in your computer. To uninstall an application, just click on it and use the Uninstall button.

Uninstall an Application

An alternate way is to right-click the application on the list.

This window also gives you other details about the applications you have installed like −

  • The date it was installed.
  • The size it occupies on the hard disk.
  • The specific version of this application.
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